Ric Stephens, business faculty, was named president-elect for the International Society of City and Regional Planners in September 2014.
Andee Hess, interior design alum and principal owner of Osmose Design, was named one of the Best of 2013 by Interior Design Magazine for her firm's design of Salt & Straw, Portland's "farm-to-cone" ice cream shop.
Osmose Design was a finalist in the best of 2013 in the hospitality: bakery / coffee shop category. Salt & Straw was the only honoree in the United States. The winner in this category was a tea shop in Chengdu, China. Other honorees: a coffee shop in Brunswick, Australia and a bakery in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Interior Design gathered over 900 members of the design and architecture community in New York on December 5 to celebrate the 2013 Best of Year awards honoring the industry's outstanding projects and products. Interior Design is the definitive resource for interior designers, architects and other design professionals.
Andee Hess earned a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University in 2004. She became head of the interior design department at Skylab shortly after starting there as an intern. In 2007, she launched her own firm, Osmose Design.